Summer 2018 SEO College Scholars 3-Week Immersion Internship






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Summer 2018 SEO College Scholars 3-Week Immersion Internship

Opportunity for Graduate Students – New York City


ABOUT SEO COLLEGE SCHOLARS: Our team currently support over 670 students attending 175 colleges across 25 States, with a 90% college graduation rate. We achieve this by providing boot-camp style workshops before students begin college, one-on-one support and academic advising throughout the year, as well as ongoing career exploration and networking events.


Summer Interns will:

·        Receive first-hand exposure to all critical elements of college persistence & success

·        Shadow College Persistence Advisors on student advising, learning specialized techniques

·        Work with career readiness team to prepare College Scholars for internships and careers

·        Contribute to execution of events focused on 12th grade transition to college. Themes include personal adjustment, STEM preparedness, academic strategies and resources

Summer Interns participate in one of the sessions below:

·        Session 1 (June 11-28)

·        Session 2 (July 9-26)

·        Session 3 (July 30-August 16)


Other benefits include:

·        Peer-coach model typical of our collegial work style

·        Opportunity for full-time employment (after completion of Master’s degree)

·        Stipend ($1,500) and Metro Card


·     At minimum, the successful completion of the first year of a Master’s degree in: Counseling, Social Work, School Counseling or related field at an accredited university by the Internship start-date. 

·     Summer Internship opportunities are also open to candidates who have completed their Master’s degree.

·     Available for three consecutive weeks from June 11 to August 16, 2018 (3 sessions: June 11-28, July 9-26 or July 30-August 16)

·     During the three-week internship, full-time Monday-Thursday for two weeks and one week will include Friday and Saturday work



·     Passion for closing the achievement gap, particularly in higher education.

·     Self-starter who is eager to take initiative and uses feedback as an opportunity for professional growth.

·     Team player with exceptional written and spoken communication skills.

·     Experience in managing data on Excel and developing PowerPoint presentations is a plus.

·     Extreme attention to detail.


TO APPLY please send a Personal Statement (how this internship relates to your life and academic experience as well as your future career goals; if you have a preference, specify for which Session you are applying ) and Resume by email to and include “2018 Summer Internship” in subject heading.



SEO Scholars is a free eight-year academic program that gets low-income public high school students to and through college–with a 90% college graduation rate. In high school, we offer intensive year-round academic preparation via a carefully-calibrated, rigorously-assessed course of supplemental education. In college, we continue to support students through each of their four years, providing one-on-one academic, personal and career exploration support. For the 2017-18 school year, SEO is serving more than 900 High School Scholars and over 670 College Scholars attending schools in 175 campuses across 25 States.


SEO Scholars is a College Board Innovation Award Winner (2011), has received independent evaluation from Policy Studies Associates confirming the program's effectiveness, and in 2013 won the "Effective Philanthropy in Urban Communities" grant from Columbia Business School, after competing with 137 non- profits in the Education sector. SEO has received media coverage on USA Today, New York Post, NBC News Education Nation, and ABC7, to name a few. Additional information on SEO Scholars can be found on our website:


Sponsors for Educational Opportunity is an Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/D/V

How To Apply